Leading During Lockdown

During these challenging times it is important to take care of ourselves and others.
Please remember that:

  • Every single person (including you) will be facing their own battles, both large and small, so kindness, gratitude and empathy will be the leadership currency to get things done 
  • Not everything on your list will get ticked off in the timeframe expected; make reasonable demands on yourself and patience for others and yourself 
  • These are highly fraught and stressful times, so monitoring emotional states - including your own - is important; there will sometimes be emotional responses to reasonable demands 
  • Self-care and consideration must be the central concern to ensure that you remain healthy and well enough to help others; self-care and good health is at the core of leadership in lockdown. 
Please see the  Leading a School During Lockdown   document from The Chartered College of Teaching for further guidance on how to support yourself and others.  
We hope that you are keeping well and safe during these difficult times. 

Teacher Training routes with School Direct in East Kent


If you would like to talk to us about School Direct with EKLA and get information about applying, come and see us at our stand at the CCCU post graduate teacher training event: 

Saturday 1st February

10am - 2pm

Augustine House, Canterbury Christ Church University

Campus Directions:  

To book your place go to:  

NPQ Courses Corona Virus Update

Regrettably, in response to the pressures placed on school leaders by the Coronavirus outbreak and to ensure the safety of all, we have decided to postpone all face to face sessions of our NPQML and NPQSL programmes for the rest of this academic year.

New dates will be posted here, once we can be certain it is safe to host events in our schools and we feel that it is appropriate to ask school leaders to come out of their school to attend the sessions.

Participants already on-courses will be notified directly once we are able to confirm dates.

Thank you for understanding that the safety of our school communities must come first.

The EKLA Office will continue to operate as normal, albeit remotely. Please use all usual email addresses to contact us and we will do our best to answer queries and support you.    

Thinking about training to teach?

EKLA School Direct Information evenings for 2020 entry:

Thursday 17th October - 5 pm - King Ethelbert School, Birchington

Tuesday 3rd December - 5 pm - PLCC, Canterbury Primary School

To book a place please contact us.





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